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									ASCENT Releases Updated Training Guides for Autodesk® Vault and AutoCAD® 2009 Software

Mississauga, ON, November 4, 2008 – RAND Worldwide, a global leader in providing technology solutions to
organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced today that its
courseware division, ASCENT – Center for Technical Knowledge®, released its Vault 2009 Data Management for
Inventor Users and AutoCAD 2009 3D Drawing and Modeling training guides.

The Vault 2009 Data Management for Inventor Users training guide is intended for Autodesk® Inventor® users who
need to access their design files from Autodesk® Vault 2009. This updated training guide is based on the 2008
version and highlights the functionality of the new search tool for managing files and designs. Hands-on exercises
are included to reinforce how to manage the design workflow process. The guide includes eight in-depth units that
teach users how to locate, view, modify, create and reuse files in Autodesk® Vault.

The AutoCAD 2009 3D Drawing and Modeling training guide introduces users who are proficient with AutoCAD®’s
2D commands to the concepts and methods of 3D modeling. The guide provides users with a foundation in 3D
fundamentals and explores the main features of AutoCAD®’s advanced 3D workspace. The updated 2009 version
of the training guide helps users understand the 2009 workspace and interface options, including using the Ribbon
and Menu Browser.

“At a time where many companies are striving to improve efficiencies and reduce production costs there has never
been more of a demand for data management tools,” said Joe Oswald, Executive Vice-President, PLM Operations
North America and Europe, RAND Worldwide. “The Vault 2009 Data Management for Inventor Users training guide
reflects this increased need for data management tools; through a combination of content and exercises, students
are taught how to manage the design workflow process using Vault 2009.”

Later this year ASCENT will release two newly created training guides. These include Maya 2008 Fundamentals
and Civil 3D 2009 Survey.

ASCENT is an Authorized Author, Publisher and Developer of Autodesk® curriculum. All of the company’s
Autodesk® courses are available to educational institutions, individuals, and corporations.

ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge® is the leading developer of high-quality
professional training, technical documentation, and knowledge products for engineering
applications. ASCENT’s products are used to train thousands of people in the engineering
and manufacturing fields around the world each year and are developed by a multidisciplinary
team of engineers, technical writers, courseware developers, and instructional designers.
ASCENT is a division of RAND Worldwide. More information about the company can be found

About RAND Worldwide
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community, targeting organizations in the building, infrastructure and manufacturing industries. RAND enables its
clients to improve their competitiveness, productivity, and profitability by enhancing key aspects of their Product
Lifecycle Management (PLM) capabilities, including planning, development, and management. As one of the
leading technology independent systems integrators in the world, RAND Worldwide operates in 50 sales and client
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For further information, please contact:
Sarah Beasley, RAND Worldwide
905.625.2000 |

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